Final MOV Happy Hour Choir Series Featuring C anto Vivo and VOC Gospel Choir
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Join us on the final night of our Happy Hour Choir Series! Explore our exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in our scenic  Joyce Walley Room.  Two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement by sunset. Featuring Canto Vivo and VOC Gospel Choir .   Admission is   pay what you can.  Come early, enjoy more! The concert starts at 6:00pm but pay what you can admission at MOV starts at 5:00pm.
September Long at MOV!
Monday, September 2, 2019

Enjoy this last summer weekend at MOV and get admission to the galleries for only $5 on Monday, September 2, 2019 all day long (10-5pm)!

Experience a visual feast of innovation and tradition on a 30-minute highlight tour of Haida Now happening at 11:30 and 1:30. Limited spaces available.

Check out our Wild Things exhibition before it closes at the end of September! The immersive nature of the exhibition, including hands-on activities, encourages visitors to examine their relationship with nature, think about momentarily disconnecting from their devices, and find equilibrium with the natural world around them.

Don’t forget to share your experience on social media and tag
@museumofvan #SeptemberLong2019 #AtMOV #iheartMOV
Exhibition Tour - Wild Things: The Power of Nature In Our Lives
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Join co-curators  Lee Beavington  and  Viviane Gosselin  on an extended tour of MOV's immersive narrative based exhibition that explores our relationship with wildlife and the natural world. This informative tour will consider the premise of the project and the process that guided the exhibition concept, including its thematic concerns and design solutions. Nature experience, ecopsychology, place-based learning, and ecology will additionally be explored via stories of nature encounters in our region, with an emphasis on how urban centres are inextricably tied to the lives of plants and animals. Don't miss this opportunity to explore this respected exhibition before its close along side the curators who assisted in the development of its collective ideas and concepts.
Nature's Medicine: Mixed Media Creativity Workshop
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Create your own nature inspired mixed media piece in this creativity workshop. Using stencils, collage papers, and printed imagery of ferns, ravens, eagles and beyond you will create a layered piece of art that incorporates tactile textures and language.

Instructor Melanie Rivers, Tiyaltelwet, will share teachings from her Squamish ancestry; learn how the Sqaumish Nation connects to the land, animals, and birds. Melanie will guide you through a meditation to connect with the imagery for your piece and lead you step by step in its creation. You will leave with your own uniquely expressed piece that you can hang on your own wall or offer as a gift. Relax and enjoy yourself in this welcoming workshop held in a safe learning environment. Spaces are limited. Register early.
Gone is Gone: Book Launch
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Join us to celebrate the launch of the newly released children’s book, Gone is Gone: Wildlife Under Threat. If human behaviour is the cause of the wildlife crisis, it can also be the solution. What do endangered animals need, what do people do to help wildlife survive, and how can you act for the wild before it is too late? The richly illustrated book with foreword by Jane Goodall informs and inspires readers of all ages to take small steps toward big changes for endangered species. Meet author Isabelle Groc, hear stories from the field, learn about local conservation. Last chance to view MOV’s Wild Things exhibition! Drinks and appetizers served and books available for purchase.

If you are interested in attending this event please email to get on the invite list.
MOV Backyard Garden

Get Involved!
We invite you to co-create this exhibit with us by sharing your family stories, recipes and knowledge around food and gardening. Visit us in person at the garden, or join the conversation online using the hashtag #movbygardens and tag @museumofvan.

Let us know:
  • What are you growing in your backyards?
  • Any veggies that reflect your cultural heritage?
  • What are your favourite garden plants and recipes?
  • Have any fun gardening tips you’d like to share?
  • Have any mysterious seeds from your family or neighbours?
  • What’s the coolest or most unique plant you’ve ever grown?

Interested in joining our online gardening community?
Join our Facebook Group to join in the conversation while sharing your family stories, recipes and knowledge around food and gardening with others! Click Here.
Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives
On view until September 29, 2019!

This exhibition delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowdsourcing technologies , and the display of natural specimens breathe life into these tales of co-habitation. The immersive nature of the exhibition, including hands-on activities, encourages visitors to examine their relationship with nature, think about momentarily disconnecting from their devices, and find equilibrium with the natural world around them.
There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools
On view until January 2020!

There is Truth Here brings a new line to bear on the role of art as part of children’s knowledge, identity, and experiences of Indian Residential and Day Schools. Through paintings, drawings, sewing, beading, drumming, singing, and drama produced by children and youth who attended schools in British Columbia and Manitoba the exhibition seeks to contribute in vital and new ways to dialogues and initiative about truth telling, reconciliation, and redress in Canada.
Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition
Daily Gallery Tours at 11:30 and 1:30

Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition  features an unparalleled collection of Haida art, boasting more than 450 works.  Local Haida Artists shared their insights and knowledge about the art pieces, providing visitors with the opportunity to experience a powerful way to engage with the worldview and sensibility of the Haida people while gaining greater appreciation for the role museums can play in the reconciliation movement.
Join the discussion! Tell us what reconciliation means to you and tag @museumofvan + #MOVRealConciliation on Instagram or Twitter. View posts.
The Inspirations Behind the Design of the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Building

The building was constructed in 1967 and designed by the architect  Gerald Hamilton . Originally, the building was planned to only house a museum, but a generous gift by the lumber magnate H.R. MacMillan allowed the architect to incorporate a planetarium into the design. As a result, the distinctive roof was added, designed to reflect the shape of a woven basket hat made by Northwest Coast First Nations people.
Familiar Faces: Getting to know the people behind Museum of Vancouver!
Karen Francis, Visitor Experience
Karen is Gitxsan/ Wet'suwet'en, an artist, a mother, and, being a member of our Visitor Experience team, she is one of the first faces you’ll typically encounter when visiting MOV.
“I feel like I can be a resource if needed here at MOV, especially when interacting with the diverse audiences that come through the space. I feel good about sending people away knowing that they now know a little bit more than they did before about indigenous peoples, especially the fact that we are still here!”
Bear the Tree Hugger - Enamel Mug

This lightweight enamel mug holds 17 oz., and is perfect for camping! It is made of carbon steel with an enamel coating and stainless steel rim. Bear the Tree Hugger  is designed by Haida artist Allan Weir.
Check out the Lattimer Gallery & Gifts online shop! You will find a variety of high quality Northwest Coast art and giftware, as well as Vancouver-themed gifts from popular brands and local companies.
TAIWANfest 2019 presents...
We Were Children
Monday, September 2, 2019

For over 100 years, Indigenous children in Canada were legally required to attend church-run boarding schools, an assimilationist practice now regarded as a national and cultural tragedy. We Were Children tells the heartbreaking true story of Lyna Hart and Glen Anaquod, removed from their homes at the ages of four and six and forced to adapt to a threatening new world. Learn More.
Vancouver Academy of Music presents...
Elegy to Elation
Sunday, September 15, 2019

From heartbreaking lament to joyful exuberance, Koerner Piano Trio opens the season with a full range of musical emotion. Featuring soloistic roles for each instrument, Haydn’s Trio in D Major tickles the ear with humour and livelihood. A grief-laden theme opens Rachmaninoff’s Trio Elegiaque No. 1, which gradually transforms into a bold and animated spirit. This gripping pathos turns to rejuvenation through the warm, expressive phrases of Schubert, completing the emotional journey with Piano Trio No. 1 in Bb Major. Learn More.
We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.